Last week, eighty of our Year Three and Four children travelled to the Frontier Centre in Irthlingborough for three days of outdoor fun and adventurous activities. Our first task was to make our own beds and, with a little bit of support, we were all successful. We then unpacked, remembering to keep our rooms tidy for room inspections, and got ready for the day ahead. The food was a highlight of many children’s (and adults!) week and the staff were impressed to see children trying new foods for the first time. Every single child faced new challenges and many overcame fears to enjoy activities they had never experienced before.
Here is a video of our time away. The weather was a little cold and wet but, as you can see it did not stop us enjoying ourselves!
Next week we will be learning about fractions in Year 3, so we have added fractions activities to each child’s Mathletics account. Over the weekend maybe you could also have a go at finding halves, quarters and thirds of objects or groups of objects. Have fun!
As part of our SMILE PSHE plan, later on this week, look out for a PIF (Pay it forward) card.
This card gives your child the power to pay a good deed without wishing anything in return.
All they ask is that the person they give the card to passes it on to someone else with another good deed.
Can we also remind you that there is Mathletics homework to be completed. There are lots of housepoints on offer for those children who complete all of their tasks.
This week in Year 3, we have been really getting our teeth stuck into the world of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The week started with our castle dress up. The whole school looked amazing in their costumes! Each class made a standard which are now hanging in our school hall. They look wonderful and give the halls a real “castle feel”.
In class we have been focusing on the different characters in the story and their relationships with each other. Below you can see children in Class 18 in role as Hamlet, Gertrude and Claudius and Class 7 children approaching the themes which arise in the play such as marriage and revenge!
We have been working on our times tables in Year Three and are getting much better at recalling random multiplication facts and using these in calculations. So far we have been practising our 2,5 and 10 times tables and trying to answer questions as quickly as possible. Next week we will be beginning to learn our 4 and 8 times tables and we would like you all to practice these at home beforehand. If you are still a little unsure of the 2s, 5s and 10s, please keep practising these over the next couple of weeks. If you are a times table superstar and already know these off by heart, maybe you can challenge yourself to the 12, or even 15, times tables.
The Hit the Button website is a brilliant place to practice- click here! Hit the Button
In Year a Three we are focussing on our rapid recall of addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. We have asked all the children to regularly logon to Mathletics and, instead of completing the usual homwork lessons, to play the Live Mathletics games to improve the speed of their recall. All the children have loved competing against pupils in their class or from other countries in the world.